2015 IRS AFSP CE 8 Hour - Personal Income Tax Return
In order to obtain the IRS Annual Filing Season Program Qualification you will need to successfully complete our 15 Hour IRS Continuing Professional Education Tax Course (prorated for 8 hours for the 2015 tax season). This 2015 tax course (IRS Provider # JK8E2) is designed for Tax Preparers who are considered credentialed or exempt tax preparers by the IRS and who want to be a part of the IRS Annual Filing Season Program and are not required to complete the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course (AFTRC) as part of their continuing professional education requirement. This 15 hour continuing education course (prorated to 8 hours for the 2015 tax season) will review the personal income tax return and includes 10 hours of federal law (prorated to 3 hours for the 2015 tax season), 2 hours of ethics and 3 hours of Federal Updates, per IRS guidelines.
IRS General Tax Preparer Requirements
The IRS requires all paid tax preparers to sign up with the IRS, pay a registration fee and obtain a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). All tax preparers will need to renew an existing PTIN annually. Enrolled Agents have separate requirements, Click Here to learn more. Please note, residents of California, Oregon, New York and Maryland have separate state requirements. Click the link to learn more about each states specific requirement.
IRS Annual Filing Season Program Continuing Education Requirements
If a credentialed tax professional (CPA, attorney, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, enrolled actuary) or the exempt group listed above wants to be a part of the IRS Annual Filing Season Program, he/she must have 15 hours of continuing education from an IRS approved provider (prorated to 8 hours for the 2015 tax season). The 15 credit hours (prorated to 8 hours for the 2015 tax season) will need to include 3 hours of Federal tax updates, 10 Hours of Federal tax law topics (prorated to 3 hours for the 2015 tax season) and 2 hours of Ethics. No CE credit will be given to Enrolled Agents for completing an AFTR course. The 18 credit hours must include 6 hours of an Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course with a knowledge based comprehension test, 10 hours of Federal tax law topics (prorated to 3 hours for the 2015 tax season) and 2 hours of Ethics. The program is directed to preparers who are not attorneys, CPAs or enrolled agents.
About the IRS Annual Filing Season Program Continuing Education Tax Course
The IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) CE Tax Course includes three hours of federal tax updates (IRS course #JK8E2-A-00038-14-S), ten hours of federal tax law (prorated to 3 hours for the 2015 tax season) (IRS course #JK8E2-T-00039-14-S), and two hours of ethics (IRS course #JK8E2-E-00024-14-S), per the required IRS guidelines. The Internal Revenue Service requires for credentialed or exempt tax preparers to possess a valid PTIN as well to complete 15 credit hours of continuing education (CE) annually by December 31st (prorated to 8 hours for the 2015 tax season) using an IRS Approved Provider to maintain and receive the Annual Filing Season Program record of completion. Our IRS CE Tax course meets the IRS' requirement.
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